Sunday, June 03, 2007



Federer leads Youzhny 8-0 in the h2h, 17-2 in sets, with only 2 going to tie breaks.

Robredo (87-37 clay)- Volandri (150-75) h2h 3-3 all on dirt, Volandri has won the last 3, no bet for me, but could be very close.

Canas (73-25... 15-5 this season) plays Monaco (100-63 and 20-5 in 2007), Canas should be too strong, he leads h2h 2-0, 4-1 in sets, amazingly 4 of those were 6-0 ! I think he has the measure of his opponent, who cannot be looking forward to this.

Davydenko (101-53) meets Nalbandian (60-25) , h2h 2-5, Nalbandian leads 3-1 on clay and has won the last 4, including all 3 last year, which was the Russian's best ever year on tour, he is not yet in the same shape this time round.

I liked Nalbandian's post match interview after his last game, "my condition was good" and "I wanted to win at any price".... key words for a player who has not always looked the most motivated. In what looks a coinflip, he is a very nice price.


Safarova (43-20) beat Chakvetadze (25-17) fairly comfortably in Berlin just 3 weeks ago and should follow up.

Kuznetsova (57-21) is looking for revenge over Peer (34-14), the Israeli girl leads the h2h 2-0, both coming this year. Kuzzie feels that Peer is not a clay courter and is very confident of winning. Federer said that she looks in good shape, that should be good enough for anyone. Cannot see Kuznetsova losing today.

Jankovic (64-29) looks in fantastic form and put up some incredible serving stats in the win over Williams, late in the opener, her first serve percentage was 93%. No one can play at that sort of level consistently and we may see a dip today. She meets Bartoli, who will be cheered by her home crowd, the Frenchwoman is improving and took a set from Jankovic here last year. This could easily go to a decider once again and we have a fantastic price.

3.5 points Nalbandian to win 2.42 exchanges

2 points Jankovic NOT to win 2-0 sets 3.66 Pinnacle ... exchanges

3 points double Canas - Kuznetsova circa 1.47- 1.40

Good Luck.

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